Premier Numbers of Vaillancourt Chalkware!
Although our chalkware is most often thought about during the holiday months, it’s during the spring that collectors are able to get the coveted “Premier Numbers.” Each piece is assigned a number, in the order in which it is painted, and the lowest numbers are made available first-come, first-served during the annual Premier Number Weekend! Priority goes to those in-person (#1 through #5) with the remaining released to those who pre-order on-line or over the phone. Additionally, Judi Vaillancourt is on-hand Friday and Saturday to sign and personalize these (on-line & phone requests are also honored).
The Friday Evening Opening Party will be Friday, April 28th (5pm – 8pm). Collectors are able to pre-order the new chalkware line now with the option to have premier numbers shipped on Monday, May 1st. Online and phone pre-orders will be filled starting with #6 (or the lowest number available after the Friday Evening Opening Party) and be shipped in the order in which the order was paid. The coveted #1 through #5 will be available exclusively to in-store collectors during the Friday Evening Opening Party.
Premier Number Rules:
Attendees are allowed to come at any point before Friday’s 5pm event opening to be eligible for a Premier Number. They must sign their name to the sign-up form and must remain on-site to keep their place. Starting at 5pm on Friday, each signed-up attendee (in order in which they signed-up) is allowed their choice of two Premier Number designs (#1 – 5) and unlimited designs #6 and above. Once everyone on the sign-up form has had their turn, all Premier Numbers are made available to those in attendance until 8pm. Online and phone orders will be fulfilled, starting Saturday morning, in the order in which they were placed and paid for—starting with the next available premier number.